Hard Call

Hard Call

Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A high-profile senator and presidential candidate pays tribute to men and women he believes were important examples of composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of tough decisions, in a volume that cites the examples of such figures as Henry Ford, Branch Rickey, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. 250,000 first printing.

Hachette Book Group
At some point in our lives, we all face tough decisions and have to make that hard call. In this remarkable book, Senator McCain and Mark Salter use experiences of both extraordinary people and people in extraordinary circumstances to dramatically describe the anatomy of a great decision. Highlights include:
- Henry Ford's decision to sacrifice his company's competitive edge by reducing the work day and guaranteeing a minimum wage.
- Branch Rickey's decision to offer Jackie Robinson a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the face of public opposition.
- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 's decision to return to wartorn Liberia after receiving an economics degree from Harvard.
- General Fred Weyand's decision to redeploy fifteen of his battalions despite resistance from senior American military commanders in Vietnam.
- And much more.

Baker
& Taylor

Pays tribute to men and women who were important examples of composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of tough decisions, in a volume that cites the examples of such figures as Henry Ford, Branch Rickey, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Publisher: New York : Twelve, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446580403
0446580406
Branch Call Number: 920 MCC
Characteristics: xv, 456 p. :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Salter, Mark

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